Laurel Book Store
1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Mon-Th10-6 Fri-Sat 10-7
Sun for events
We are heading into our 2nd Anniversary! Or as I like to refer to it, our 2/15 Anniversary. Second year in this location and 15 years in business overall. What a ride it's been.
To reward your amazing support we will have some great deals on selected inventory from the 18th through the end of the month. We're culling now and finding the coolest stuff that's been misplaced or hidden. We'll be planning some other fun things too so stay tuned.
Tonight please join us for a special event. Barbara Brenner was a breast cancer activist and prolific writer and tonight we will be celebrating a book of her collected works. Friends will read selected essays and we'll talk about October issues.
Tomorrow night, Friday, we will host Kerry Cohen with her book Girl Trouble about friendships among women. Her sister provided illustrations and it should be a spirited reading!
On Saturday, with free parking in the Clay Street garage, please come by for a reception for the 8 children's book illustrators we have featured on our walls this month. Meet the illustrators, buy art, buy books, have them signed. Great, unique gift ideas for the holidays and those who appreciate illustration!
And then there are books! Come on in and find something wonderful.
We love being your book store whether in person, online, or by phone.
New and Noteworthy
The Trespasser by Tana French $27.00
Being on the Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point.
In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author ofEnemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.
The former editor-in-chief of Details and Star adventures into the fascinating "brave new world" of cannabis, tracing its history and possible future as he investigates the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprisingly versatile plant.
Pot. Weed. Grass. Mary Jane. We all think we know what cannabis is and what we use it for. But do we? Our collective understanding of this surprising plant has been muddled by politics and morality; what we think we know isn't
the real story.
This is the most informative book on cannabis issues today. I highly recommend it! Teresa
V Street by Rich Landau & Kate Jacoby $27.99
A dazzling collection of more than 100 innovative vegetable recipes from the beloved chefs of Philadelphia's nationally acclaimed restaurants Vedge and V Street-full of bold spices and adventurous flavors inspired by the great ethnic and street foods of the world.
A breathtaking, full-color illustrated fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore, a companion to the Newbery Honor winnerWhere the Mountain Meets the Moon.
Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.
Magnus Chase book 2, The Hammer of Thor
by Rick Riordan $19.99
Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki--and the price he wants is very high.
9 and up- you know if you have a fan in your house.
Pete's a pretty cool cat who wants to go on awesome adventures with his friends.
And now you can have fun with Pete just by grabbing a colored pencil and creating new things for Pete to do.
Join Pete the Cat in a brand-new story and help him and his friends find the missing cupcakes! Pete the Cat and his friends are busy as can be baking cupcakes for a cupcake party, and Pete can't wait to perform with his groovy band. But some of the cupcakes have gone missing. Who could have taken them?
Book Club pick for October 20
To join, read the book and show up. We would love to have you with us.
Next meeting is Thursday,
October 20, 6:15.
The Race for Paris
by Meg Waite Clayton Normandy, 1944. To cover the fighting in France, Jane, a reporter for the Nashville Banner, and Liv, an Associated Press photographer, have endured enormous danger and frustrating obstacles-including strict military regulations limiting what women correspondents can. Even so, Liv wants more.
Encouraged by her husband, the editor of a New York newspaper, she's determined to be the first photographer to reach Paris with the Allies, and capture its freedom from the Nazis.
However, her Commanding Officer has other ideas about the role of women in the press corps. To fulfill her ambitions, Liv must go AWOL. She persuades Jane to join her, and the two women find a guardian angel in Fletcher, a British military photographer who reluctantly agrees to escort them. As they race for Paris across the perilous French countryside, Liv, Jane, and Fletcher forge an indelible emotional bond that will transform them and reverberate long after the war is over.
Based on daring, real-life female reporters on the front lines of history like Margaret Bourke-White, Lee Miller, and Martha Gellhorn-and with cameos by other famous faces of the time-The Race for Paris is an absorbing, atmospheric saga full of drama, adventure, and passion. Combining riveting storytelling with expert literary craftsmanship and thorough research, Meg Waite Clayton crafts a compelling, resonant read.
Dogs of Christmas
Suzanne Lampert and others for
Barbara Brenner, So Much to Be Done
Kerry Cohen and her book
Girl Trouble about friendships among women
Our very special artists for October are some of our favorite children's book illustrators. Please come by all month to see and purchase original artwork, buy books they came from and get a start on amazing and original holiday shopping.
We will have a reception for the artists on
Saturday, October 8
at 5pm where you can
meet, greet, and get autographs
! Kid friendly.
Thursday, October 13, 6pm
Song of the Stubborn One Thousand;
The Watsonville Canning Strike 1985-1987
Friday, October 14 it's Litquake
at the Oakland Main Library with 6 awesome authors.
Saturday, October 15
Mystery Writers of America Panel
Researching and Writing Historical Mysteries
Rhys Bowen, Tony Broadbent, Laurie R. King, Catriona McPherson
Sunday, October 16
Launch Party for
Lucy Jane Bledsoe and her new novel
Thin Bright Line
Wednesday, October 26
Sarah Schulman and her new book
Conflict is Not Abuse
Saturday, October 29
Laurin Mayeno with her picture book about being who you are
One of a Kind Like Me
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